Monthly Archives: June 2014

New online encyclopedias in religious studies

Two recent online encyclopedias were acquired for the University of Minnesota Libraries: Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ), (2013) and Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions (2013)

These two titles aren’t yet listed in the Libraries Catalog, but affiliated* students, staff and faculty can access them  immediately via Gale Virtual Reference**

Categories in GVL include:

RELIGION, with 13 titles

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival, and Lent, 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Religion, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America, 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Religion in America, 2010
  • Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ), 2013
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2003
  • Religions of the World, 2010
  • The Religious Right, 2007
  • Science and the World’s Religions, 2012
  • Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions, 2004
  • The Varieties of Magical Experience, 2013


  • American Indian Food, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, 2013
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2014
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2000

* Remote access is limited, per the terms of our publisher licenses, to current University of Minnesota — Twin Cities students, staff and faculty. On-site access is available to all users from within any Twin Cities campus library.

**(to find it on the menus, just go in through the Databases A-Z on the left side of the Libraries home page. Just remember to log in! Once inside GVRL, click on Religion – and  the other categories may have titles of interest, so have fun browsing!


CRL Collections in Religion & Philosophy

The Center for Research Libraries collectively purchases expensive resources, some in microfilm, and some digital.

Researchers, learn how to access CRL